Tuesday, June 30, 2015

S Is For Summer Radishes


I really enjoyed capturing the grace in this sinuous radish and letting its natural curves dictate the swoops of my brush. Like a dance, it was done before I knew it.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Boho Cherry Love


There's something so sweet about a pair of cherries that never have let go of one another. That -and of course the color- was the inspiration to set them on this napkin of Indian fabric. Anyone who has eaten at my house will surely recognize it. It was the first set of placemats and napkins I bought to set up house in the 70's. I painted them in a watercolor still life back then.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Full Bodied Rosie


Bodacious and ready for her close up. Somebody put her in a Dove commercial.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Outlawed Shaker of Salt


This is the shaker that shook the salt into the big brown grocery bags full of buttered popcorn my family would take to the drive-in. Good early memories. I can't believe I would play on the playground in pajamas though.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Pug Sounds


Painted while listening to a playlist my husband just made on Spotify, Pet Smiley Smile Sounds, inspired by the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds. We just saw the greatly moving movie Love and Mercy, the story of Brian Wilson. Our pug is sitting on her favorite perch in my studio, a pink chaise.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Ready To Toddle


I found this pair of little soft leather shoes among my mother's photos and letters. I don't know if they were my sister's or mine but they are sweet, aren't they? I keep them among some letters, photos and things. I hope another little girl will toddle around in these again someday. They were a pleasure to paint. Very familiar.

Friday, June 05, 2015

Seeking Fortune


This one said, "It is up to you to clarify." Have you ever opened a fortune cookie and gotten a blank one? Kind of terrifying.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

You Know The Drill


This is a very heavy power drill. It belonged to my stepfather, Marvin. When I can't get the job done with lighter cordless modern drills, I rely on this puppy. It's still got the chuck attached to the end of the cord with electrical tape. There's a handy tip. Thanks, Marvin and Happy Father's Day. He was an engineer with a lot of good ideas.